Camping at Paso Picacho Campground

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Camping at Paso Picacho Campground

Paso Picacho at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

This past weekend, we headed up to Paso Picacho campground. Paso Picacho is one of two campgrounds that Cuyamaca Racho State Park offer. Boasting over 80 campsites, Paso Picacho has impressive amenities with a fire pit and picnic table at each site. Open year round, this is one of our top 3 campgrounds to spend the weekend!

Impromptu Snowboarding

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Snowboarding NYE

This past New Years Eve, the local weather channels were warning San Diego County with a storm watch. The snow levels dropped below 1,500 feet elevation. Communities that never see snow woke up with a white surprise. Temecula, Fallbrook, and Murrieta all saw a white New Years!

We headed up to Cuyamaca to test out our snowboarding skills- they had been hiding in the closet over 7 years!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year

Starting the year off right

Twas’ the day before New Years and to Southern California’s surprise, snow appeared all over the land! It was beautiful and definitely the right way to start off the new year! My boyfriend and I headed out to east San Diego to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. We grabbed out snowboards, firewood, some burgers, and our camping gear! We had camped in the snow a few years back so we knew we could handle it! Continue reading

Bear-ly Missed Him!

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Bear-ly Missed HIm

While we were camping in Angeles Nation Forest, we came across a few bear tracks! We happened to pass by a tree that had claw marks going up the trunk. The other 2 were prints in the ground that made it clear we were in bear territory! Now all I’m missing is a picture of an actual bear! Its on my nature-spotting bucket list!

Do you have any cool bear pics? Email them to girlycamping@Hotmail.com and I may feature them in an upcoming post!

Review: Camelbak All Clear Water Purifier

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Camelbak All CLear Water Purifier

A water purifier is always on my list of must-haves for backpacking and camping! To not have to worry about an unlimited water supply is a true stress relief! When you are out there in the hot sun, hiking for miles, and run out water, it’s nice to know that you can fill up at your local water hole! We used the MSR MiniWorks and it was great to us! It was convenient, light weight, affordable and most of all- clean! The only draw back is Continue reading

Kelty’s Trail Ridge 2 Tent

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kelty trail ridge 2 tent

As you may know, I have been in love with REI’s Half Dome 2 and to find a tent that goes beyond my expectations is a true accomplishment! I had the privilege to receive Kelty’s Trail Ridge 2 tent. This tent is lighter, wider, taller, and has larger vestibule area! Continue reading

Shame on Me… Blisters and why they keep coming back

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blisters while hiking

This weekend I did the ultimate no-no. Can you guess? That’s right, I hiked without breaking in my shoes. I thought “Sure I can backpack 5 miles out with new shoes! I’ve gotten blisters before but this is different!” Um.. no! Its that moment you haven’t reached your destination and your heals become raw. All you can think about is that you have to hike BACK as well. Here are a few tips that I need to consider: Continue reading

What’s In My Pack Tonight?

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what's in my pack

We are heading up tonight to the mountains and I had to pick up a few things. What are they you ask?
Apples: Great for hiking! Replenishes your thirst and hunger.
Salt & Pepper: With all the dehydrated meals we get, we need to spice ‘em up some way!
Rice: Instant rice doesn’t use up too much fuel for the stove and an easy meal!
Mio Energy: Water is great but to mix things up, try using powders or juice!
Pancakes: All you do is add water… amazing and delicious!
Jack Daniels: Why not?
Girly Camping hat: Why not?

I’ll let you know how the trip turns out!

Happy Camping :)

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